5 Remedies for a Strong & Healthy Fall
From the Desk of Dr. Vose...
Five reminders to help you stay strong and healthy throughout the fall season:
1. Get enough sleep. The fall seems to be a very busy time of year for a lot of people and when we don’t get enough rest, our immune system can suffer. The best plan is to maintain a consistent sleep schedule for every day of the week with a goal of 7-8 hours per night.
2. Keep up the exercise. Exercise will help you reduce your stress levels by increasing the release of endorphins and can often help you sleep.
3. Make some personal time. Take some time to do the things that you like to do, whether it’s planting a garden, creating some art or music or just spending some “down-time” with friends and family. It is important to check in with yourself so that you can lower your stress levels and be engaged and available in all of the other interactions we have on a daily basis.
4. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Information compiled by the CDC indicates that less than 33% of adults are eating two servings of fruits daily and only 27% are eating the recommended 3 servings of vegetables daily. The most frightening statistic is that the trend over the past decade is actually showing a decrease in the amounts of adults who are eating enough fruits and vegetables. And, by the way, the new recommendations can be seen on the new “food plate” versus the old “food pyramid”. Here is a link: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
5. Keep those hands clean, it’s flu season! Keeping hands washed and limiting contact between our hands and faces is another important step in slowing the spread of germs. Don’t forget to wash for at least 30 seconds and be sure to use an ample amount of soap.
Erik S. Vose D.C.
Erik S. Vose, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Erik Vose is a Board Certified Chiropractor in Massachusetts. He holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in California and a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Colorado. After earning his doctorate degree, Erik received two years of additional chiropractic and sports therapy training in Walnut Creek, CA. Erik is a member of the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society and the American Chiropractic Association.
Dr.Vose treats patients for a range of conditions from sports injuries to chronic pain by focusing on the entire musculoskeletal system. Erik combines soft tissue therapy with ultrasound, electric stimulation, stretching, and chiropractic adjustments. He is proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of extremity injuries as well as those associated with the spine. Erik develops comprehensive treatment plans that focus on both alleviating symptoms and helping his patients achieve optimal strength and well-being.